SIMPLE RULES: (rolling ending time borrowed from FatBoyInside without his explicit permission, but hopefully he won't mindů)
Targeted Start Date: Friday, March 15, 2013. 12 noon Pacific (3 PM Eastern)
Targeted End Date: Sunday, March 24, 2013. 6 PM Pacific (9 PM Eastern) with 10 minute rolling ending (see rules below) Start/End times may be moved back 1 week depending on real life.
1. Bids are to be posted in this thread to qualify; outbidding somebody requires a new post
Please use the bidding format! #. [item name] - [your bid $] [your CAG name]
2. Minimum $1 first bid, then $1.00 increments or multiples thereafter per item
3. ALL CAGs ARE COMMITTED TO THEIR BIDS + SHIPPING COSTS - negative feedback + banning from future lowballs for non-payers
4. Shipping Cost inside U.S. : Single Game/DVD/Blu-Ray is $3.50, then $1.00 more per item. Single Guide is $4.00; then $1.25 more per item. Some heavier items will include an additional shipping charge (due to weight) after the item title in the following format: [+$x.xx extra]. For bulky items, shipping cost will be via USPS or UPS based on size & weight from ZIP code 95129 and be noted by [ACTUAL SHIPPING].
By default, guildes will be shipped Media Mail. Everything else depends on weight (First Class, then Parcel). If you want to upgrade to a faster service, please let me know as soon as the lowball ends, and I will include those options into your invoice. All packages will have Delivery Confirmation by default.
If anyone ends up being overcharged for shipping by more than a couple of dollars after packaging, I will refund you afterwards.
5. Accepted Payment:
PAYPAL ("personal payment amount owed" or split fees preferred, but not required)
MONEY ORDER / CONCEALED CASH (only if discussed beforehand, due to the mailing delay)
6. Sale limited to U.S. residential addresses only
7. Due to the number of items, invoices may go out on a rolling schedule (but I'll try to have all invoices sent out within 7 days of auction end time).
Please provide payment within 72 hours (3 days) of receiving your invoice.
I will do my best to ship packages out within 2 shipping days (Sundays don't count) of receiving payment.
8. Condition Grading Guide
S - Sealed; May have very minor corner rubbing, very small rips in the plastic seal due to storage. Anything out of the ordinary will be noted.
A - Like New / Very Good; May show signs of light wear from storage/age and/or minimal use. Guides may show slight corner damage, cosmetic edge/paint wear, minor creases/bends to the covers (from being flipped through). Minor/cosmetic damage to the spine area will be explicitly noted. Essentially, what you could expect to find at a retail store like Best Buy / Barnes & Noble. Games/DVDs/Blu-Rays will be in complete & original packaging with minimal handling of paper components. Digital Copies not guaranteed.
B - Good / Wear; Shows moderate signs of wear from repeated use/storage/age. Guides may contain multiple larger creases/bends, small rips, repeated imperfections to the spine, and/or other signs of moderate wear from being handled. Games/DVDs/Blu-Rays may show visible/moderate signs of wear to cases and/or inserts, but still comes complete in original (or equivalent) packaging. Summary: what you could expect if you had let an friend borrow an item for an extended period of time, and they weren't quite as careful about keeping it damage-free as you'd have liked.
C - Physically Damaged / Incomplete; Still entirely usable, but is noticeably/signigicantly different from the original manufacturer's condition. Guides may contain large (half-page+) rips/creases, moderate spine creases, and/or loose pages (limited to 10 sheets or less). Games/DVDs/Blu-Rays may have generic/BBV cases, missing artwork/manuals/inserts, and/or light scratches on disks, but still play perfectly fine.
D - Functionally Compromised; Guides may have missing chunks of pages/covers, heavy spine damage, or otherwise heavily damaged. Games/DVDs/Blu-Rays may be scratched enough to potentially compromise playability. I promise not to knowingly sell you "broken" stuff, but be warned.
F - Junk; For completeness. I highly doubt this category will ever be used.
SALE ends Sunday, March 24, 2013 6:00:59PM PST (9:00:59 PM Eastern) 10-minute ROLLING END TIME takes effect afterward.
ROLLING ENDING BIDS Guidelines
-In order to prevent sniping and accommodate bidders with slow connection speeds, bid posts for any item WILL STILL BE ACCEPTED after 6 PM Pacific Standard Time based on these rules:
[I] Items receiving new bids from 6:01 PM to 6:10 PM (inclusive) PST will BE OPEN FOR AN ADDITIONAL 10 MINUTES from the time of that bid post, and will continue so forth.
[II] If no more bids occur for an open item after a 10-minute interval, then that respective auction item will OFFICIALLY END.
[III] Items receiving no new bids from 6:01 PM to 6:10 (inclusive) PM PST (Sunday, March 24, 2013) will OFFICIALLY END.
[IV] During the Rolling Ending Time Period, The ENTIRE LOWBALL OFFICIALLY CLOSES when there is no bid activity for over 10 minutes.
As an example, CAG member "KRATOS" places a $500 bid for the WII-U BASIC BUNDLE with a posting clocked at 6:01 PM. Any other member will have until 6:11:59 PM to submit a counter-bid; otherwise, the item will end with "KRATOS" being the final winner. However, if CAG member "ATHENA" follows up with a $501 bid for the Nintendo HD console timed at 6:04 PM soon after "KRATOS", then that item will be open for more bidding until 6:14:59 PM. If CAG member "ZEUS" slips a bid in at 6:14 PM on the dot, the bid will still be valid and the bidding war will extend until 10:24 PM (inclusive), and so on.
I will not be able to offer real-time bid updates in the OP during the final minutes of the auction, so please keep mindful and refresh the last page for current bids. If there are any lingering questions or confusion about the rolling ending process, feel free to contact me sooner than later. If you prefer not to partake in the Rolling Ending Bid War just place all your maximum bids far in advance, then sit back & relax . Thank you and good luck everyone.
Please bid early with best offers to avoid missing out and any future distress.
Items preceded with "?" are not yet confirmed.
Will do a final condition check on items later.
I'm planning on providing pictures of non-guides. Feel free to make requests, and I will try to include them.
Gaming Collector's Editions
? Bioshock 2 CE S ACTUAL SHIPPING Slipcover in great condition. Components or Complete? Vote now!
? Uncharted 3 CE S ACTUAL SHIPPING Components or Complete? Vote now!
? The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion CE S need to check SHIPPING
? Star Wars: The Old Republic CE S ACTUAL SHIPPING Components or Complete? Vote now!
? The Last Story LE w/ Art Book + Premium Soundtrack CDS need to check SHIPPING
? The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword LE w/ Golden Wii-remote + Music CD S need to check shipping
? The Sound of Music 25th Anniversary S squarish hole in plastic seal front
Collector's Editions / Hardcover
? Bioshock 2 CE S +$x.xx extra
? Dead Rising 2 CE S +$x.xx extra
Fallout: New Vegas CE S +$x.xx extra
Guild Wars 2 CE S +$x.xx extra
Halo: Reach CE (____ cover) S +$x.xx extra
? Mass Effect 2 CE S +$x.xx extra
Medal of Honor CE S +$x.xx extra
? Resident Evil 5 CE S +$x.xx extra
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II CE S +$x.xx extra
The Game of Thrones: Visual Guide Art Book S +$x.xx extra
Standard Editions / Softcover
Alpha Protocol S slightly wavy due to tight seal
Bioshock 2 A +$1.00 extra
Blood Stone 007 A
Borderlands A- +$2.00 extra some writing? indentations / light scratches on back cover.
Codes & Cheats: Winter 2010 (mini) S
Crackdown 2 S
Dante's Inferno A- multiple small spine crinkles. some impact "scrunching"/bends along top spine area from drop damage.
Darksiders A- +$1.00 extra some impact "scrunching"/bends along top spine area from drop damage.
Dead to Rights: Retribution A
Donkey Kong Country Returns S
Duke Nukem Forever S seal ripped in several places
Fable II A- +$1.00 extra some impact "scrunching"/bends along top spine area from drop damage. very minor sticker residue front top right corner. very slight writing? indentations / light scratches front cover. Includes attached poster.
Fable III A- +$1.50 extra very light scratches back cover. 1 or 2 more noticeable scratches front/back cover.
F.E.A.R. 3 A- several small spine crinkles, some slight creases along front/back cover corners/edges.
Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light A- very slight sticker residue front top right corner. several small specks of cover paint rubbing off in same area.
God of War: Ghost of Sparta A- very small "scrunching" on bottom spine.
Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley A- faint medium creasing along front bottom right cover/corner, plus multiple pages inside from being shelved carelessly. Sorry!
Homefront S small rip in seal bottom right corner
Iron Man 2 S wavy from tight plastic seal
Just Cause 2 S
Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days S
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days A- +$1.50 extra small rip (easily fixable with tape) + medium creasing along front bottom edge. slightly dirty on back cover. Includes attached poster.
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean A- some impact "scrunching"/bends along top spine area from drop damage.
Little Big Planet Super Book A- +$2.00 extra moderate impact "scrunching"/bends along top spine area from drop damage. some moderate creasing along front bottom edge + right corner due to improper shelving.
Little Big Planet 2 A +$1.50 extra
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story S- very small "scrunching" on top spine
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 A +$1.00 extra
Medal of Honor S
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots S +$1.00 extra
Metroid: Other M S
Modnation Racers S
Pokemon Mystery DUngeon: Explorers of Sky A +$3.00 extra
Red Steel 2 (mini, spiral) S multiple white specks within seal, likely paper "shreds" during printing/cutting/sealing process?
Resistance 2 B+ +$1.00 extra large crinkle/defect to spine. also, small peeling along top time (manageable with tape)
Resonance of Fate A +$1.00 extra
The Saboteur S
Singularity A- small spine crinkle/defect
Sonic Colors A
Spider-man: Shattered Dimensions A- very small beginning to peel front lower left corner near spine. Leftover sticker "peel" front top right corner.
Splinter Cell: Conviction S- very small "scrunching" bottom spine, very small beginning to peel back top left corner near spine
Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty A +$2.00 extra very, very small dent top spine edge
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed A- assorted foxing/wear along most edges (including spine) due to age. Covers , , and
Super Street Fighter IV S circular seal rip back cover
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up A
White Knight Chronicles A +$1.00 extra "International Edition", covers (I think they all are). very small "scrunching" bottom spine
Wolfenstein A covers , , and
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm B- +$3.00 extra 1" rip front bottom cover + first page, moderate creasing front cover bottom edge, moderate creasing + page bends front bottom right corner. very small (half-thumbnail) missing piece from front bottom right edge. slight "scrunching" top spine
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King A- +$1.00 extra small spine crinkle. small beginning of separation back bottom right corner near spine (manageable with small bit of tape)
X-men Origins: Wolverine - Uncaged Edition A- very slight foxing foxing/rubbed paint along edges/cover due to age.
Guinness World Records 2010: Gamer's Edition B +$1.00 extra assorted wear along edges of spine (including cover edges), moderate creasing back bottom left cover
Points / Gift Cards PM'd or free shipping if won with other paid shipping items
Microsoft 1600 Points #1
Microsoft 1600 Points #2
Microsoft 48-Hour Gold Subscription #1
Microsoft 48-Hour Gold Subscription #2
iTunes $10 GC #1
iTunes $10 GC #2
Diablo III small notepad + manual A Free shipping if won with other paid shipping items
Far Cry 3 Promotional Pamphlet (___ pages) A Free shipping if won with other paid shipping items
Halo: Reach "Noble Team" Collectable 5-Card Set (complete) A Free shipping if won with other paid shipping items Toys R Us Exclusive (Emile, Jun, Kat, Jorge, Carter). Double-sided artwork with brief character bio.
Mortal Kombat Quick Reference Character Cards S Free shipping if won with other paid shipping items Prima Reprint with corrected move lists
Batman: The Dark Knight Rises T-shirt (Small) S
Batman: The Dark Knight Rises T-shirt (Large) S
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon :Future Solder T-shirt (Large) S
? Xbox 360 DLC ?
? Slipcovers ?
? Orphaned Game Cases ?
Last edited by ragingst0rm6; 03-02-2013 at 08:04 PM..